Give Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin credit for trying. Last November, Rainkin accepted all 45 recommendations from Bill Lahey, a former deputy environment minister and university president hired to figure out how to make Nova Scotia forests healthier and more productive. Lahey’s recommendations were aimed at improving biodiversity and reducing the amount of...
Cover photo: recent drone shot of a clearcut located between Kejimkujik National Park and Lake Rossignol. Photo courtesy Jeff Purdy. The Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry (DLF) recently hired DG Communications, a public relations firm, to assess the department’s progress in meeting the recommendations of William Lahey’s Independent Review of Forest Practices, specifically […]
News 1. Kousoulis ad followup Yesterday, I commented on the Labi Kousoulis ad that appeared in The Coast last Thursday, and which is still sitting on newsstands. The ad contains the false statement that ““Your Liberal government has frozen clearcutting on Crown lands.” Later in the day, reporter Jennifer Henderson followed up: The Liberals have not frozen clearcutting. […]
“Your Liberal government has frozen clearcutting on Crown lands.” That untrue statement appeared in an ad for Liberal candidate Labi Kousoulis in the current edition of The Coast, the free weekly paper read by tens of thousands of voters in Metro Halifax. Kousoulis, the Liberal candidate for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, has not returned calls urging […]